Plans have been submitted to build an underground house in the Green Belt off Altrincham Road.
Planning permission is being sought to build the detached dwelling on a triangular piece of land which is fenced and put to grass. The site located between houses on Greaves Road, Racecourse Road and the Boddington Arms.
The building will not protrude above ground level, except for a parapet wall which is approximately 300mm high, and will be covered in a sedum and wildflower green roof which will assist with water surface runoff an mean that the views across the site will only change slightly.
The site and driveway will be screened with hedges and soft landscaping. The house will contain 5 ensuite bedrooms, an internal garden, 3 parking spaces and a garden room with steps going down to lower ground garden and courtyard.
The application states "Although the site us within the Green Belt it is a gap site which will comfortably accommodate the proposed submerged house without harm to the openness of the Green Belt. The plot size is sufficiently wide and deep for the house to be built without altering the character of the area. This is the car as the proposed dwelling is to be underground including the main entrance and porch area which is accessed by a concealed staircase well.
"To aid the assessment of this proposal we promote the proposed development as being of exceptional innovative architectural quality and as such being appropriate under paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework and the site is a windfall proposal. Our conclusion is that the proposed dwelling is suitable at this Green Belt location. We also conclude that the size and scale of development proposed is suitable."
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council planning portal by searching for planning reference 20/0622M.